From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 08:30:12 CDT
At 09:26 -0400 2004-06-10, John Cowan wrote:
> [T]he Unicode Standard does not encode idiosyncratic,
> personal, novel, or private use characters [...].
>Whatever may have been done in the past, I don't think that one
>document is enough to support the introduction of new Latin letters;
>these look extremely idiosyncratic, personal, novel and private use
They were published in Bantu Studies in 1925 in an article by a
rather important scholar in the field of African linguistics. Effort
and expense was made to cut the letters for the publication.
The sounds they represent are idiosyncratic and difficult to
describe, much less write. Personal? No: he published. Novel? Perhaps
(in 1925); Doke is likely to have devised them. Private use? Be
serious, John. That's a pretty ridiculous suggestion.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu Jun 10 2004 - 08:31:26 CDT